William Christy Abbott
Abbott, Lieutenant William Christy no.3754.
30th Battalion 9th Reinforcements MM.
Elgin Square, Anglo Road, Campsie.
Born 1892 in Sydney, son of William & Laura Abbott (nee Roberts).
Married Minnie Emily Mihell 1916.
Enlisted with the rank of Private at Liverpool 26/4/1916, aged 24.
Next of kin: wife, Mrs Minnie Emily Abbott, William Street, Epping.
Embarked from Sydney 24/8/1916 per HMAT A68 Anchises.
Returned to Australia 3/7/1919.
William Christy Abbott was one of four children born to William and Laura Abbott. William Abbott senior had a timber yard in Loch Street Campsie until the 1960s. (Information from M. Proudfoot).
Roll of Honour, Canterbury District.
The foundation of the information on this page was copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.
An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 names in the book with a link to the biography copied from the book about each individual. The alphabetical list is titled Canterbury's Boys list. The biographical files are editable, created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to contribute any further information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they may have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.
Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002